Henry VIII

2 hr 45 min | Shakespeare | 1979

As the King meets and falls into lust with the beautiful Ann, a web of political and religious intrigue begins to form which leads the King to greater heights, and eventual fatherhood, and leaves the Cardinal in ruins.

BBC presents one of Shakespeare's lesser known history plays. Henry VIII tells the story of a young King Henry (John Stride) and his trusted advisor Cardinal Wolsey (Timothy West). As the King meets and falls into lust with the beautiful Ann, a web of political and religious intrigue begins to form which leads the King to greater heights, and eventual fatherhood, and leaves the Cardinal in ruins.

Details

Actor
John Stride, Claire Bloom, Julian Glover, John Rhys-Davies
Director
Kevin Billington
Producer
Cedric Messina